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Marilyn

Port Sydney, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2009

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  • Mrs. Pollifax Pursued

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By multivoice
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    Kadi Hopkirk has been hiding in Mrs. Pollifax's junk closet for two days. Kadi spills out an improbable story - that since a chance meeting with a childhood friend she has been followed by persons unknown in a sinister van. A little experiment on Mrs. P's part proves at least this part of the story correct. What began as a dash for safety and a call for help expands into an assignment that leads to hair-trigger violence in exotic places.

    Marilyn says: "disappointing audio"
    "disappointing audio"
    Overall

    Love Mrs. Pollifax stories, but this audio rendition is terrible. I wish the narrator (who was just fine) could have read the book himself without the programmers inserting a hollow, unnatural woman's voice as Mrs. Pollifax.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    The one and only Mrs. Emily Pollifax is a part-time CIA operative and full-time garden-clubbing grandmother from New Jersey. In this adventure, she is off to the Sicilian countryside on a daring mission to rescue John Sebastian Farrell, a former CIA comrade, who was shot while trying to track down a document that allegedly bears the signature of Julius Caesar.

    Jackie says: "Great Story-Wrong Narrator"
    "terrible narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    So sorry I forgot to check the narrator on this one. Wish I could get my credit back, I don't know if I can stand to listen to the whole book or not.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6175)
    Performance
    (5486)
    Story
    (5484)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

    Pamela says: "The circus of your dreams"
    "Disappointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Should have listened to the sample longer. I don't like stories written in the present tense (so he says, "whatever") and the subject was not believable. Perhaps it got better after the first chapter, but couldn't get that far.

    28 of 127 people found this review helpful
  • The Greengage Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Rumer Godden
    • Narrated By Nicola Pagett
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    The green and gold of France during a hot August is poignantly remembered by Cecil, the middle sister of a family of English children on holiday in the champagne country of the Marne. The sudden illness of their mother means the children are left to deal as best they can with the hostile, mysterious, but entrancing world of the Hotel des Oeillets.

    Hannah says: "Wow!"
    "The Greengage Summer"
    Overall

    The only thing that made this novel worth listening to was the splendid narrator. She made the most trivial and boring details (of which this book mainly consists) fresh and interesting.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rendezvous with Rama

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1724)
    Performance
    (994)
    Story
    (1014)

    At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

    Peter Tersteeg says: "Excellent story, terrible naration"
    "Any more coming?"
    Overall

    Would love to hear the rest of this series. I'm O.K. with the narrator - probably like RJ Sawyer better of the two.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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